American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

V43N2: Critical Care of Surgical Patients, Part I

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Baron TH, Kamath PS, McBane RD. Management of antithrombotic therapy in patients undergoing invasive procedures. N Engl J Med. 2013;368(22):2113-2124.

    Baron and coauthors review approaches for managing patients who are chronically anticoagulated.

Dumas F, Rea TD, Fahrenbruch C, et al. Chest compression alone cardiopulmonary resuscitation is associated with better long-term survival compared with standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Circulation. 2013;127(4):435-441. Free Full Text

    This study confirms the value of compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Kacmarek RM, Villar J, Sulemanji D, et al. Open Lung Approach for the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Pilot, Randomized Controlled Trial. Crit Care Med. 2016;44(1):32-42.

    This study provides important data regarding the use of lung-protective ventilation.

Moghadamyeghaneh Z, Mills SD, Carmichael JC, Pigazzi A, Stamos MJ. Risk factors of postoperative myocardial infarction after colorectal surgeries. Am Surg. 2015;81(4):358-364.

    This report investigates risk factors for myocardial infarction following colon and rectal procedures. Not surprisingly, operative complexity contributed to increased risk.

Smilowitz NR, Berger JS. Perioperative Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Events. Circulation. 2016;133(11):1125-1130. Free Full Text

    This article presents a useful review of management principles for reducing the risk of perioperative cardiovascular events.

Wren SM, Martin M, Yoon JK, Bech F. Postoperative pneumonia-prevention program for the inpatient surgical ward. J Am Coll Surg. 2010;210(4):491-495.

    This study describes a pneumonia prevention protocol and offers data supporting its feasibility and possible effectiveness.